What is a bill?

A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    24 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to: introduce common classification types for films and computer games; and distinguish between advisory classifications and legally restricted classifications by including age references in the names of restricted classifications types only. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to update classification types references; and contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 22 Acts to: correct minor drafting errors; clarify the operation of certain provisions; update references to organisations and other Acts; and update provisions to reflect current practices. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Funding Act 1988
    in relation to funding and grant levels for certain purposes;
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: funding in relation to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme and Other Grants for 2005-07; setting of student contributions and tuition fees; remission of HECS-HELP debts for work experience in industry units; definition of Equivalent Full Time Student Load; and notification of tax file numbers by students; and
    Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    to: simplify transitional funding arrangements for University of Notre Dame Australia students; and provide Ministerial discretion to approve funding increases under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme in the first year of implementation (2005) under certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Greater Sunrise Unitisation Agreement Implementation Bill 2004, the bill gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the Greater Sunrise unitisation agreement between Australia and East Timor by providing for the duty free entry of goods, as prescribed by by-law, for use in petroleum related activities in the Eastern Greater Sunrise area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Greater Sunrise) Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
    ,
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to provide the administrative framework necessary for Australia to meets its obligations under the Greater Sunrise unitisation agreement between Australia and East Timor. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide for the electronic communication of claims, applications and other documents to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Arts and Sport 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Sports Drug Agency Act 1990
    to enable the Australian Sports Drug Agency and Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee to perform particular functions required as a result of the introduction of the World Anti-Doping Code. Also contains transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to extend the operation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund for 2 years (to 23 March 2006). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997
    to facilitate the transfer of Australian citizens, convicted by a United States (US) military commission, to Australia for the purpose of serving any penal sentence in accordance with Australian and US law. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Medical Indemnity Amendment Bill 2004, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Act 2002
    to reflect the renaming of the Incurred But Not Reported Claims Contribution as the United Medical Protection support payment; and provides for the Act to be renamed as the
    Medical Indemnity (UMP Support Payment) Contribution Act 2002

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum